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Cinemania (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 April 2003 (Germany)
This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Angstreich Jack Angstreich ... Himself
Eric Chadbourne Eric Chadbourne ... Himself
Bill Heidbreder Bill Heidbreder ... Himself
Roberta Hill Roberta Hill ... Herself
Harvey Schwartz Harvey Schwartz ... Himself
Richard Aidala Richard Aidala ... Himself (projectionist)
Tia Bonacore Tia Bonacore ... Herself (ticket taker)
David Schwartz ... Himself (AMMI curator)
Michael Slipp Michael Slipp ... Himself (roommate)
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Audrey Hepburn ... Herself (archive footage)
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This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult by capturing the daily lives of its members. Interviews in movie houses, on the street and in the homes of the subjects tell the story of each individual. Many cannot hold a job, or choose not to. All of them have demoted the importance of the real world, giving all of their attention to the fantasy world of the movies. These human encyclopedias of cinema see two to five films a day, and from 600 to 2,000 films per year. Many have no physical sex lives, living instead in a world of romance with stars like James Dean or Audrey Hepburn. In Cinemania, Hollywood's biggest fans become the true stars. This is the story of their lives, their memories, their unbending habits and the films they love. Written by Miriam Hopkins

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Documentary

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Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Киномания See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,948, 18 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,305, 26 May 2003
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| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Eric Chadbourne: French intellectuals are not my favorite people.
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Connections

References Design for Living (1933) See more »

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Adieu, Adieu
by Stereo Total
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I love obsessive-compulsive New York film buffs!
21 October 2002 | by pozzi-3See all my reviews

A homage to the obsessive-compulsive essential New York normal schizophrenic in the form of a film buff. How better to characterize this great town than with portraits of it's neurotic citizens. We love New York and New York loves the movies.


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